Study says Facebook is no longer the worst social media network for cyberbullying

Facebook is no longer the worst social media network for cyber bullying, Instagram is.

That's according to a report published by the anti bullying charity, Ditch The Label.

"The Annual Bullying Survey," based in the UK was taken by about 10,000 participants in ages ranging from 12-20 years old.

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Findings showed that about 42 percent of youth were bullied online through Instagram.

Thirty-seven percent were bullied on Facebook.

The remained 31 percent experienced bullying through Snapchat.

Forms of online bullying included rude comments under pictures and profiles, unwanted messages, and threats.

Instagram suggests that users report any incidents of online bullying.

Instagram Policy Chief, Michelle Napchan said in a statement to the BBC

"Using machine learning technology, offensive comments on Instagram are now automatically blocked from appearing on people's accounts."

Users can also turn off their comments and make a personal list of banned words and emojis.

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